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I had rapidly ripening bananas on the counter and wanted to do something different with them. I did a search online and found a recipe for these cookies. Something told me to bake a couple of "test" cookies first, which was a good idea, because they turned out a little bland. I realized the original recipe didn't call for any salt, so I added some; I then uppped the flour because the dough seemed a little thin. I also decided to add some spices just to punch up the flavor a bit. I brought some of these cookies to work, and they were a big hit. One person said it tasted just like banana bread (so I guess I didn't really make something different after all). I consider this a work in progess, feel free to tinker and improve it (I may try some whole wheat flour next time).


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
  • 2-3 bananas
  • Chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cream together butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and beat.
  • Then add baking powder flour, salt and spices.
  • Mash banana (this banana may be frozen or fresh) and add.
  • Mix in walnuts.
  • Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until browned.

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